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Making the Invisible, Visible
In Ikigai, we uncover our true and most precious selves.
Gist memory is recalling essential meaning, the “substance” of information irrespective of exact words, numbers, or pictures.
Hence, gist is a symbolic, mental representation of the stimulus that captures meaning.
Though I don't talk about it often, I have what is called dominant 'gist' memory. I remember the essence of many things even if the specific details are not retained.
That is what allows me to merge concepts or ideas and come up with entirely new things. Because I understand the foundational elements, I can envision them in their combined state.
It can be frustrating at times because specific details can be missed, which is important in certain circumstances.
Sometimes the details get in the way, especially when combining ideas.
Other times it is helpful to remember what you went to the store to get. You know...the details. 😉
I share all of that today, along with this splendid illustration from Hugh MacLeod, to say that making the invisible visible is why we are here.
Illustration by Gaping Void Design Group © 2023 · Gapingvoid
Think about it. In business, we see a need and discover a solution that heretofore was invisible.
We make that product, and the solution becomes visible.
In Design, we uncover an invisible need, even to those who need it, and make it visible.
In Ikigai, we uncover our true and most precious selves...invisible even to us and make them visible.
🌀 What else is there for us to do in life other than make the invisible visible?
All that from a cartoon.
I know right?!
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